MacLeod inspires Scotland
Calum MacLeod's unbeaten century helped Scotland beat Oman in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying campaign.
Last Updated: 16/03/12 10:32am
Calum MacLeod's unbeaten century helped Scotland beat Oman by 52 runs and make it three wins from four matches in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying campaign.
MacLeod finished 104 not out from 76 balls as he powered Scotland to 158-5 before a tight bowling performance sealed a heavy win.
Scotland chose to bat first and promptly put on a 104-run opening stand as Richie Berrington (30 off 28 balls) provided able assistance to the in-form MacLeod.
Three wickets then fell for 18 runs but MacLeod ensured the scoring rate never faltered too badly.
Aside from the opening pair only Preston Mommsen, with 13, got out of double figures but MacLeod's tally of six fours and four sixes made up for that.
Safyaan Sharif then removed both openers early to undermine the Oman reply.
Their chase never really got off the ground as Matthew Parker and Mommsen shared four wickets and Madjid Haq returned match-best figures of 3-12.
Oman lost their last man with 14 balls left in the match.
Namibia still lead Group B, however. The Africans, who have already beaten Scotland, saw off Uganda by four runs on Friday to make it four wins out of four.
In Group A, the Netherlands and Canada both made it three wins out of four in the tournament by beating Denmark and Bermuda respectively.
The top three in each group progress to the next stage of the event at which two places in September's World Twenty20 tournament are up for grabs.